Wright claimed to have been hiding under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto and published the Bitcoin White Paper in 2008. He now intends to file a lawsuit against Cøbra, the owner of the bitcoin.org website, demanding that the document be removed.
The London High Court allowed Craig Wright, an Australian computer scientist who claims to have created bitcoin, to file a copyright infringement lawsuit against "individuals calling themselves Cøbra who tweet through @CobraBitcoin and control bitcoin.org."
At the same time, the court put forward an important demand. The computer scientist is obliged to request and obtain permission from the authority to submit documents to the address of the defendant who is not located within the UK. This is because Cøbra's identity and whereabouts are unknown.
ONTIER, the law firm that represents Dr. Craig Wright, sent out copyright infringement notices to a number of parties who posted the White Paper on the Internet. One of the first letters Cøbra received for the allegedly illegal distribution of a document. In it, the scientist demanded to remove the "White Book" from the site.
In the notice, Wright indicated that he is Satoshi Nakamoto, the author of the White Paper that introduced Bitcoin to the world.
According to lawyers, the outcome of the case will depend on whether Wright can prove in court that he is Satoshi Nakamoto. And owns the rights to the White Book.
Cøbra reacted to the lawsuit. He stated that bitcoin.org is not based in the UK. And Wright's copyright claims are easy to refute. He also accused the computer scientist of trying to abuse the courts and censor the document. This will affect small sites hosting information about bitcoin.
“Dr. Wright is not trying to intimidate or silence anyone. He is just protecting his intellectual property. He does not want to restrict access to his White Paper. But I also do not intend to admit that supporters and developers of alternative assets, such as Bitcoin Core, are acting legally, using its work to promote. This is how they distort the essence of bitcoin,”added legal representative Craig Wright.